Good Medicine: Simpleness

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭27‬:‭12‬ NIV) Think of it less as an exhortation to wisely take refuge from danger but rather a barometer by which you can judge your grasp of wisdom. ...

Good Medicine: The choice of a fool

Like an archer who wounds at random is one who hires a fool or any passer-by. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭26‬:‭10‬ NIV) McDonalds has perfected the art of consistency. Everywhere you go a Big Mac is the same.  Not true for the medical profession or healthcare as a whole. The people...

Good Medicine: Defend yourself

Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭28‬ NIV96) A city that never comes under attack from outside forces has no need of walls.  We only build walls to defend ourselves from the enemy. When we lack self-control...

Weird Tongues

“I was looking at the back of my tongue and there are all these weird looking bumps.  Have I got cancer or some kind of infection going on back there?” As I looked at Jack’s tongue I saw only the normal, though odd-looking, papillae that form the bumpy service of the...

Good Medicine: Honesty

Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭24‬:‭26‬ ESV) Solutions to our problems take many forms. Sometimes we want a fix and sometimes we want an answer. Often the fix is too risky or too uncertain but we want our problem better so bad we lose...